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Hyundai Santa Fe blue Hybrid (24/10/2008)

Hyundai Santa Fe blue Hybrid

The Hyundai Santa Fe blue Hybrid demonstrates Hyundai’s technical capabilities and its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.  The vehicle maintains the overall design and dynamics of the standard Santa Fe, but is altogether a different car under the hood.

  

Hyundai engineers developed a proprietary parallel hybrid drive system which mates the powerful but thrifty 2.4-litre Theta engine to a six-speed automatic transmission and a 30Kw electric motor for maximum fuel economy and substantially reduced CO2 emissions. And it also can be used as a generator in order to save regenerative electric energy to the battery. This proprietary parallel hybrid drive architecture will serve as the foundation for all future hybrid drive vehicles to be developed by Hyundai.

The petrol-electric hybrid technology featured in the Santa Fe blue Hybrid reduces CO2 emissions to just 148 g/km (combined cycle) and delivers a fuel consumption figure of 6.2l/100km (combined cycle). With an estimated top speed of 170 km/h and a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 10.6 sec, performance has hardly been compromised.

The latest electric motor-assisted steering system reduces power drain, and very low resistance tyres further optimize fuel economy along with start-stop technology which automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a halt.

Electric propulsion for the Santa Fe blue Hybrid is provided by a 30kW electric motor (205Nm) which is coupled directly to the six-speed automatic transmission.  Electrical power is stored in a 270V Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery (5.3Ah/270V) which has significant advantages over lithium-ion batteries, including higher energy density and lower manufacturing costs. Li-Poly is also more resistant to physical damage and can also take more charge-discharge cycles before storage capacity begins to degrade.

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